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Broadway Gets Touch Support; GTK3 On The iPad

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Published on 12 November 2013 11:28 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME
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Broadway, an HTML5 back-end for GTK3 to allow running GTK3 programs in modern web-browsers, has picked up an interesting feature.

As of this morning, GTK+ Git has initial touch event support for Broadway. The commit message by Red Hat's Alexander Larsson reads, "This seems to get something going on an ipad, but some events seem to get swallowed. For instance, window dragging doesn't work."

So the GTK3 Broadway back-end can now handle touch events through its HTML5-rendered interface, which Alexander then tested from an Apple iPad. This is nothing about native iOS integration but rather running GTK in a web-browser from touch-enabled mobile devices. GTK3 doesn't have any native iOS integration but if you're looking for an open-source multi-platform tool-kit that does, Qt 5.2 will likely be your best bet.

Broadway touch support along with other GTK improvements will be present in the next stable release, GTK 3.12, which will be out next March with GNOME 3.12.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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